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Gatehouse and Walls to the North and East of the Friars

A Grade I Listed Building in Aylesford, Kent

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Latitude: 51.3034 / 51°18'12"N

Longitude: 0.4718 / 0°28'18"E

OS Eastings: 572403

OS Northings: 158931

OS Grid: TQ724589

Mapcode National: GBR PQS.63G

Mapcode Global: VHJM6.4H9P

Entry Name: Gatehouse and Walls to the North and East of the Friars

Listing Date: 25 February 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1111775

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179203

Location: Aylesford, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, ME20

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Aylesford

Built-Up Area: Ditton

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Aylesford St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 7258 &
TQ 7259 (east side)
12/22 & 11/22 Gatehouse and walls to
the north and east of
- The Friars


Gatehouse. C15 with late C16 alterations. Random rubble stone with parapet to
plain tiled roof. North side: Projecting breast off-centre to left, corbelled
out from 1st floor. 2 storeys; irregular 3-window 1st floor and 1 window ground
floor, lattice casement windows, those on 1st floor in chamfered mullioned and
transomed surrounds. Tall, wide entrance arch to right; moulded 4-centred arch
in square surround with relieving arch over. Cross-shaped loops to right and
left of arch, much weathered statue of Virgin, with Child over. Octagonal
stair-tower visible over parapet to left at rear. Pair of random stone walls
leading to north, either side of entrance road. Part brick-coped to right, all
between 8 and 12 feet high, and approximately 110 yards long. Random stone
brick coped wall to east of gatehouse, 70 yards long and 10 feet high. Pair of
brick piers towards left end, flanking entrance now partially blocked by C20
entrance insertion.

Listing NGR: TQ7242759011

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